Painter, originally from Windsor, Ontario, I have lived in several states and other than my original home, New Orleans and Detroit are my adopted homes, along with several wonderful cities and beaches I have lived. I started drawing at a very young age with a gift of beginner artists' supplies when I was 7 or 8 years old. By high school, embraced by my art teachers after my mom passed away, I started really studying portraits and figures. The young entrepreneur I was, I sold copies of drawings to fellow students of Prince and Michael Jackson! Again in University of Windsor art studies I found and excellent figure drawing and a watercolor professors, who I believed worked outside of the typical curriculum of that time in the late 80's.
In 1993 I moved to the Southern US from the Carolinas, Georgia, Arizona, Florida and Louisiana to spread my artistic wings. Then life and careers, other than art, got in the way of painting for many years; just doing some artwork when I could, mostly watercolor. I always had the desire to be a full-time artist, told by some I couldn't since art is just a hobby and encouraged fully by others. Tell me I can't and my determination to succeed skyrockets.
In 2012, in New Orleans, working too many hours in a corporate job, I made the absolute decision to take charge of my life and created a painting (Throw Me Something Mister!) then the artwork flowed! After 15 years in New Orleans, I moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, back to New Orleans and now back "home" to Downriver Detroit to be near family and finally delve into my art career and become a full-time working artist.
I hope you enjoy my artwork. As you can see I am not set on a particular subject, I go for what ever I am in the mood, whatever catches my eye and gives me inspiration. My subjects are across the board, mostly figurative and always colorful, hence "adventure in art". I have had the enormous pleasure of living in some wonderful places, becoming friends with amazing people I will hold in my heart forever and also just meeting and talking to such interesting people, all which have affected my work.
As a friend told me with encouragement as I was making fearful moves in my art career..."Just let your art catch everyone's attention".
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